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How Chris Johnson got big runs against the Rams

Thanks to my Football Outsiders connection and a link with the Rams, I was fortunate enough to wind up in the press box of the Edward Jones Dome for last Sunday's game, with a view that greatly resembled the all-22 overhead shot. Because I was there with the FO link, my extended comments on the […]

A midseason look at Titans catches

So, back in the offseason, I took a stab at projecting how many catches each Titans player would end up with in 2013. Now that the Titans have played half their games, I thought it was worth updating that look, to see how the Titans actually had targeted their receivers. The biggest question I faced […]

Tennessee Titans Week 9 Snap Report

According to the NFL's official player participation information, here's how the Titans lined up in Week 9's 28-21 win in St. Louis against the Rams. Offense (62 total) QB: Jake Locker 62 RB/FB: Chris Johnson 47, Collin Mooney 28, Shonn Greene 15 TE: Craig Stevens 43, Delanie Walker 29, Taylor Thompson 11 WR: Nate Washington […]

Titans struggle, but get by Rams, 28-21

Well, it wasn't pretty but a win is a win.  Not that the pass defenses deserve a lot of credit, but neither team looked good trying to throw the ball.  Offensively for the Titans, the good news was they had success running the ball, the bad news was they had little success passing.   For the first […]

Titans-Rams inactives, gameday thread

These are the inactives for today's Titans-Rams game.   Tennessee Titans: QB Rusty Smith, S Michael Griffin, LB Moise Fokou, LB Zac Diles, G/T Pat McQuistan, T David Stewart, DE Lavar Edwards   George Wilson will start for Griffin, Colin McCarthy for Fokou, and Mike Otto for Stewart.   St. Louis Rams: QB Brady Quinn, RB Daryl […]

2013W09 RamsHerd

Rams Herd answers Total Titans’ questions about the Rams

It's back to the Q&A grind this week, as Will of Rams Herd, Bloguin's St. Louis Rams blog, stops by to answer a few questions about this week's big matchup at the Edward Jones Dome against Cortland Finnegan, Jared Cook, William Hayes, some Rams players who did not in fact ever play for the Titans, […]

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UFR: Brian Schwenke against the 49ers

Beyond, of course, the return of Jake Locker at quarterback, the most intriguing player to watch on offense for the Tennessee Titans in Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers was center Brian Schwenke, making his NFL debut stepping into the lineup as a performance-based replacement for Rob Turner. To get an idea of how […]

R.I.P. Bud Adams

As has been well reported by now, Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams, Jr., the only owner the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans have ever known, passed away Monday of natural causes at his home in Houston. He was 90. Summarizing Bud Adams' career and what he meant to the franchise is a challenge, one I've wrestled with since […]

Tennessee Titans Week 7 Snap Report

According to the NFL's official participation information, here's how the Titans lined up against the 49ers. Offense (59 total) QB: Jake Locker 59 RB/FB: Chris Johnson 51, Jackie Battle 3, Collin Mooney 3, Darius Reynaud 3, Shonn Greene 2 TE: Delanie Walker 55, Craig Stevens 11, Taylor Thompson 2 WR: Nate Washington 50, Kendall Wright […]

Titans rolled by 49ers, 31-17

Well, the bloom is off the rose. With players like Bernard Pollard talking about today's contest against the San Francisco 49ers as a "must win" to avoid going into the bye on a 3-game losing streak, the Titans turned in their worst performance of the season, going down 24-0 and hardly showing a pulse until […]

Titans-49ers inactives, gameday thread

The inactives are out for today's game at LP Field between the Tennessee Titans and the San Francisco 49ers, and here they are. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: CB Nnamdi Asomugha, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, LB Jermaine Cunningham, RB LaMichael James, G Joe Looney, WR Marlon Moore, WR Quinton Patton TENNESSEE TITANS: LB Patrick Bailey, LB Moise Fokou, […]

Notes on the Titans

I have a post I want to write, but it's a film thing that'll take me some time to go through, so it'll go up when I finish it. First, a big of self-publicity. I put in an appearance on Paul Kuharsky's Periodic Podcast, so give that a listen. We talked a little bit about […]

UFR: Kenny Britt’s 2013 targets

Since I’m really not in the mood to do the writing about Chris Johnson that an examination of the run game would entail, I decided instead to turn my attention to one of the other headaches for the Titans on offense. Yes, it’s a Kenny Britt post. I decided to go ahead and watch all […]

Tennessee Titans Week 6 Snap Report

According to the NFL's official snap count information, here's how the Titans lined up in Week 6. Offense (52 total) QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick 52 RB/FB: Chris Johnson 50, Jackie Battle 1, Collin Mooney 1, Darius Reynaud 1 TE: Delanie Walker 42, Craig Stevens 20, Taylor Thompson 15 WR: Nate Washington 40, Kendall Wright 40, Damian […]

Titans get breaks, but not enough to win in 20-13 loss to Seahawks

The Tennessee Titans came into today's game knowing they'd probably need a couple breaks to win in Seattle against the Seahawks. They got one big one, with a botched field goal attempt hold at the end of the first half resulting in a TD and a 10-point swing, and had their chances, as the Seahawks […]